I went to a small group tonight where we watched a movie about creation versus evolution and it was very interesting but I don’t know how beneficial it was. I love thinking about complex things but if my mind becomes too accustomed to the intrigue of “solving mysteries” then I will focus less on the love of Christ.
When I start volunteering for Sunday school for preschoolers, the expectation is that I demonstrate to them and remind them how much God loves them. However, if my mind is stuck in the complexities of debates and arguments and figuring out the best way to explain something to a skeptic, then my mind will not be on Jesus.
There’s definitely a time and place to think about complex things but I do not want to become so obsessed with it that I forget the whole goal of life, which is not to change people’s minds on various theological topics but to show them the love of Jesus. If we successfully get someone to question evolution then what have we accomplished? It may break down one roadblock to becoming a Christian but it it’s definitely not the biggest roadblock. The biggest roadblock is misunderstanding who God really is and not realizing that he loves us and that we need him because of our sin.
Yes it’s frustrating that evolution is so pervasive in our classrooms but all the energy we spend trying to get creation taught in schools could better be spent telling people about Jesus, not necessarily through the lens of creation but through the lens of salvation.